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Rover and DogVacay Merge to Create an Even Bigger Pet-Sitting Network

In a sign that pet tech businesses are consolidating, a pet-sitting service is finding a new home.

Rover, which touts itself as “the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers,” is acquiring… 186 more words

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Xiaomi’s India Chapter: An Exponential Rise

In 2014, Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer created a record of sorts when its first batch of Mi3 smartphones sold out merely in 38 minutes. Today, Xiaomi (roughly translates as “little rice”) is the world’s third largest smartphone producer nothing short of a tech giant; a remarkable achievement for a company which has been selling smartphones only for three years now. 806 more words

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Tech Startups That Are Actually Making the World a Better Place

💥A Boom with a View💥 is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith. Find them all here: fortune.com/boom.

In recent months I’ve seen Facebook posts spark workplace arguments and inaccurate tweets go viral, distorting my understanding of what’s real and what’s fiction. 502 more words

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How Israel Plans to Get Into the $50 Billion Medical Marijuana Market

Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. 509 more words

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Netscape: Lessons from the Rise and Fall of the Internet’s First Start-up

How many of us have heard of Google Chrome? Mozilla Firefox? And of course, the much-maligned Internet Explorer, now reincarnated as Microsoft Edge? These are the browsers we use every single day, and there’s a reasonable chance that you’re using one of them to view this article right now. 942 more words

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Startups raised more money in Africa than we thought during 2016

It looks like 2016 was a better year than previously imagined for African startups. An earlier report by Disrupt Africa on investment raised by African startups last year suggested there was… 317 more words

Why It's a Good Time to Start Your Own Company

Here’s some good news: For the fourth quarter of 2016, the percentage of new job seekers starting their own businesses is the highest it’s been in four years, according to… 394 more words

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